Hajiji handing the contribution to Maidol Paulin, one of the victims during the Sept 15 flood in Penampang.
PENAMPANG: Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Hajiji Haji Noor said the flood mitigation programme for the district is ongoing.
“The Government will ensure that the project will be completed,” he said after presenting contributions to the September flood victims here at the Sabah Cultural Centre here today.
Visiting the flood victims in Kampung Sugud shortly after the flood in September, Hajiji said two of the three flood mitigation packages have already been completed.
Hajiji (centre) with the recipients after the presentation ceremony at the Sabah Cultural Centre in Penampang today
Meanwhile, the Chief Minister had urged disaster preparedness throughout the state in anticipation of the Northeast monsoon season this month.
“I have instructed all district disaster management committees in the state to be on full alert and to place logistic preparations on standby including temporary evacuation shelters (PPS) in all districts,” said Hajiji.
He said the State Government was also working closely with its Federal counterparts through the National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA) particularly in channelling monetary assistance and allocations in the event of a disaster during the monsoon season.
“The Government will always prioritise the people’s welfare regardless of their background, in line with the “Keluarga Malaysia” spirit, which underlined the three main thrusts of inclusivity, common ground and contentment.
“Hopefully, the financial aid from the government will lessen the burden of all affected,” he said.
A total of 200 household heads (KIR) from the 937 KIR received the RM1,000 cash assistance today.
The rest of the households affected by the flood throughout the district in September will receive the assistance within two weeks time.
Also present was State Secretary, Datuk Seri Sr Safar Untong.